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Study guide: What is in the GOP tax bill

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Help your students understand what’s in the current GOP tax plan and how it may impact them. Continue reading

Are there congressional and gubernatorial elections still left in 2017? Hint: YES!

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On Nov. 7, 2017, two governors’ races will take place in New Jersey and Virginia and a special election for U.S. House of Representatives will be held in Utah. A U.S. Senate race will take place in Alabama on Dec. 12, 2017. Seven special elections for Congress will have taken place in 2017. Continue reading

After weeks of secrecy, Senate health care bill to be released to public

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After spending weeks drafting a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act behind closed doors, Republican leaders in the Senate announced that they would release it to the rest of the Congress and the public on June 22, 2017. Continue reading

Filibuster, cloture and the nuclear option in the Senate explained

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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure in which debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, obstructing progress in a legislative assembly and delaying or even preventing a vote altogether. Continue reading

Game on: Key facts about the Republican health care bill

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This week might determine the fate of a Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care program popularly known as…read more

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